"When I approach an architectural problem", Eero
Saarinen once said, "I try to think out the real significance of it.
What is its essence and how can the total structure capture that
essence?" Florence Knoll put forth the challenge of creating "a
chair she could curl up in". The finish-born architect and interior
designer responded with the 1948 Womb Chair and succeeded in
creating one of the most comfortable chairs of the modern era. The
chair was designed to facilitate a relaxed posture, providing
emotional comfort and a sense of security - hence the name "Womb" to
signify its uncommonly tranquil allure.
Measurements: W 40" X H 35 1/2" X D 34"
Materials: Foam core over molded, reinforced fiberglass shell,
ottoman of molded foam over molded plywood, free-floating cushions,
polished chrome legs